Rolla Police investigators feel relatively certain that a Waynesville man, who was shot and killed by an off-duty St. Louis Police Officer while attempting to rob a Denny’s Restaurant in St. Louis on Friday, also was the man responsible for the armed robbery that occurred at the Hampton Inn in Rolla on April 24.


Rolla Police investigators feel relatively certain that a Waynesville man, who was shot and killed by an off-duty St. Louis Police Officer while attempting to rob a Denny’s Restaurant in St. Louis on Friday, also was the man responsible for the armed robbery that occurred at the Hampton Inn in Rolla on April 24.


The Hampton Inn in Rolla was robbed by an armed, unknown man sometime between 12 a.m. and 12:15 a.m. on Thursday.


Brett Holloway, 37, of Waynesville, the alleged robber, matched the physical description of the suspect.


Upon further investigation, Holloway was identified by the Rolla victims as the alleged suspect.


Holloway allegedly used a small-caliber handgun to rob the Hampton Inn of an undisclosed amount of money.


In the course of the robbery, two witnesses were present. One witness, a victim sustained moderate injuries because of blunt force trauma caused by the suspect.


Following the Hampton Inn robbery, the suspect fled by unknown means in an unknown direction.


Holloway had previously served 12 years of a 25-year sentence in the Missouri Department of Corrections.


Rolla investigators are now considering the Hampton Inn robbery a closed case.


Pulaski County Sheriff J.B. King indicated that Holloway also may be a suspect in recent robberies within his county, including the Taco Bell Restaurant in St. Robert.